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Old 02-15-2010, 07:09 PM   #1
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Best way to tint tails

Alright guys, I'm kind of torn. I'd really like to tint my tails sometime soon but don't know what the best way to go about doing it would be. The VHT stuff freaks me out, because I really don't want to f**k them up and have some douche blame an accident on my too-dark tail lights. But Lamin-X is more expensive, like $60 for a set. Any recommendations between the two?

Sorry for the long post, but I would rather do it right the first time

Also, I have the new LED tails, does that make a difference? Brighter maybe?
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:13 PM   #2
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See if you can get a hold of "iamrayzian." I know he was trying to get rid of his already tinted 09' tail lights and they looked sick!!!! If he already got rid of them, I'm sure he would let you know the process of doing them yourself.
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Thanks Danny, tail lights are just an important safety feature that I don't want to completely F up haha
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:19 PM   #4
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Thanks Danny, tail lights are just an important safety feature that I don't want to completely F up haha
Yeah I totally know what you mean. Have you thought about getting some aftermarket ones? I got some black housing ones off of ebay for a descent price a couple years back and they still look great!! That ways I didnt have to mess with my stockers.
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Hmmm I shall venture into the mysterious depths dubbed Ebay....
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:24 PM   #6
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Hmmm I shall venture into the mysterious depths dubbed Ebay....
Yeah I would try that first if I were you since the OEM LED tail lights are pretty pricey and you wouldnt want to screw them up. But just look around, there are many different designs out there, Both LED and regular halogen.
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I used NiteShade on mine.... Spray on, polish, and seal

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sweet thanks man, appreciate the help
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:04 PM   #9
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Here's what mine looks like. I picked up a set of 09 tails a few months back, and one of my friends sprayed them using automotive clear with some black mixed in. Using this method makes it come out so much nicer then anything else. We just sprayed until it got to the darkness I wanted which wasn't very much.




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I used NiteShade on mine.... Spray on, polish, and seal

Yes very nice but can we trust and Auburn fan!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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Here's what mine looks like. I picked up a set of 09 tails a few months back, and one of my friends sprayed them using automotive clear with some black mixed in. Using this method makes it come out so much nicer then anything else. We just sprayed until it got to the darkness I wanted which wasn't very much.




What type of paint did you use? want to do mine but want to control the tint like yours.......nice truck
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I used VHT Nite Shades on mine. Two light coats was plenty and they are easy to see during the day.

Here's a write-up I did:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...tml#post641701

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very nice job and write up........I not sure if I want to rattle can the clear. Most clears fade and yellow over time and I don't want to spend a day trying to sand it all off a few years from now. How long ago did you do yours? Love that blue and black
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thanks for the reply, yeah they still look awesome........but Hawaii's sun can be brutal Might try em' out
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yeah, what type of clear/black........urethane based????
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yeah, what type of clear/black........urethane based????
what part of clear mixed with black is so hard to understand? Go to any place that sells PPG paint and get it then spray it.
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